Humbug Mountain Trail

Curry County, Oregon

3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
3 out of 5
Humbug Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Curry County, Oregon. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 714 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 575 feet. Humbug Mountain (elevation 1,670 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Humbug Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Curry County, Oregon. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 714 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 575 feet. Humbug Mountain (elevation 1,670 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Curry County
Distance: 3.9
Elevation Gain: 575 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 714 feet
Top Elevation: 903 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Humbug Mountain Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 704/903 ft
Elevation Start/End: 714/714 ft
PREMIUM FEATURE

For a more curated experience check out trail guides from our partner publishers.

Day Hiking: Oregon Coast

Day Hiking: Oregon Coast

In spring, wildflowers brighten the trailside and the creeks are raucous. In autumn, fallen bay leaves crunch underfoot, sending their spicy fragrance into the air. There’s no season—save, perhaps, during a winter sou’wester—when the hike up Humbug Mountain isn’t appealing.

But don’t expect good whale-watching from the top (as one pair of hikers we encountered did); you’ll be much too high to see any detail in the ocean vista spread below you from the 1750-foot summit meadow.

View Guide

Hiking Oregon (Ikenberry)

Hiking Oregon (Ikenberry)

This is a round-trip day hike at Humbug Mountain State Park. As you climb, there are occasional views to the north and east, but you won’t see a lot as dense forest obscures the view. No matter, reach the summit and a good view south at 3 miles.

Although this trail sees a bit of use, it’s a nice hike through lush forest, climbing up to the 1,761-foot mark for a grand view south to Cape Sebastian. Special attractions: Grand view to the south; lush forest; rhododendron display in the spring.

View Guide

Bicycling the Pacific Coast

Bicycling the Pacific Coast

Saving the best for last, the Oregon Coast section of your tour ends with breathtaking scenery: long, sandy beaches, rocks carved into graceful arches, jagged sea stacks, and sheer cliffs. US 101 is etched on hillsides that drop nearly straight to the ocean.

These wind-blasted hillsides are dotted with viewpoints, parks, and beach accesses. Highly recommended stops are Arch Rock, Thunder Rock Cove, Natural Bridges Cove, Whalehead Beach, and Harris Beach State Park. In late spring and early summer, flower-lovers should not miss Azalea State Park, in Brookings.

View Guide

Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon

Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon

This broad, gentle path follows the abandoned Old Coast Highway from Humbug Mountain north toward Port Orford. Bicyclists are attracted by the fact that this trail is a former road, so watch for zippy mountain and road bikes. Yet the route does offer seclusion from crowds, as well as beautiful views of the south-curving reach of shoreline below and Humbug Mountain serving as an exclamation point in the distance.

There is no water along this hike after the first 0.2 mile from the trailhead, so, as always, carry extra for your dog. The stretches of remnant pavement can be very hot on dog paws, so provide opportunities for occasional shady rest stops if you hike this trail on a sunny day. From the trailhead, the Old Coast Highway heads gently uphill into a cool, leafy tunnel of bigleaf maple, alder, and spruce, passing once barren road cuts now bristling with mosses and sword ferns. The pavement here is intact, right down to the fading centerline. The path remains at least partly pavement throughout the hike.

View Guide

Day Hiking: Oregon Coast

Day Hiking: Oregon Coast

The main function of this trail is to get long-distance hikers off US 101. Campground campers or US 101 travelers might particularly consider the southern section for a short, pleasant, out-and-back forest day hike.

View Guide

Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon

Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon

The 2.9-mile walk to the top of Humbug Mountain (1756 feet) is more a pilgrimage than a hike

View Guide

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2008
1

Good excercise, but very disappointing to find almost no views along the trail. Even the top was obstructed


5/26/2007
0

I have driven by this peak and have seen the trailhead only 1/2 mile from the ocean many times. I had limited time but decided to make the climb. I blitzed quickly up the path... don't think about taking any shortcuts it is very thick brush and steep loose small rock-gravel like... I know I tried. Stay on the trail and it will quickly take you to the top. It is a beautiful journey with good trail all the way...absolutely beautiful foilage and small water falls. About half way up you have option of taking the quicker more direct route or the longer less direct route... I took the short route 1.5 mile's vs 2.0 miles. There were many places I came to where trees were laying over the pack and you had to hike around or under them. Not a big deal but just keep that in mind. There are a few place where you have magnificent views of the ocean... stop and enjoy them because the view from the top is not nearly as good. If you take a leisurely pace it will take you 3 hours or so to complete. since I was in a hurry I pushed it... 49 minutes up and then I ran down and it took 32 minutes. Great hike that I do recommend. I would have rated higher if the views were a little bit more clear and if the trail was a bit better maintained. Happy HIking...Web


9/13/2005
1

Great hike for getting exercise. The vistas were few and obstructed. Stay safe, stay on the trail.



Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018